Welcome back to another episode of HAMMERCRAWL! the 100% randomly-generated comedic actual play podcast. After a bit of a break, the Wolves of Zaramund are finally back on the mics with a new adventure! Having given up on the Black Lair of the Vampire Count after suffering a few team losses, the remnants of their team gathers together for another foray into a brand new dungeon: THE PIT OF TENEBROUS WORMS!
Welcome back to the show, good friends! For our 22nd episode, we’re taking you on a trip through the WASTELAND! All the while, we’re drinking what we felt like were “last minute appropriate” wasteland drinks, the kind of which you might find in your journeys out there in the Boston Commonwealth…
Kicking off the new year right, we’re back for episode 21 of the podcast! We invited our good friend The Mad Marquis to join us as a special guest as we look ahead to all the biker-y, gamer-y, and drink-y plans we have for the coming year. Afterword, the Marquis gives us insight into the Portland Oregon Burlesque performance scene, and his history of involvement with it. All the while, (some of) our hosts enjoy Jacob’s overly-strong take on a classic Spanish Coffee.
It’s the long awaited “Whiskey with Matt Buckley” bonus episode! Back in September, NPC, Poppy, Dr. Gerrymander, and Just Jacob sat down at 4K Ranch for a special curated tour of Matt’s stunning Irish Whiskey collection (after a fun day of eating, exploring, and shooting). Matt is one of the co-founders of the amazing Wagoncon gaming convention here in the Columbia Gorge, and as part of this episode we dig a bit deeper into the roots of the con, and what lies in its future. Matt then educates the crew about the wonders and history of The Water of Life, all the while plying them with a series of incredible distilled spirits. We hear how someone with a severe allergy to alcohol ends up having a collection of the finest product of Ireland.
Welcome back to the show, folks. This episode is all about promoting Accessibility in our favorite hobbies! Poppy (your favorite local Wannabe Wine Snob) brings our drinks of the evening, which are both the White and Red Winemaker’s Cut wines from Copa di Vino, a winemaker we’ve mentioned before in previous episodes. In our Bike segment, we talk about a variety of options available to make motorbiking and bicycling more accessible to those with physical discomfort, limitations, and disabilities. We carry that subject forward into our Gaming segment, discussing a variety of approaches that modern game-makers have taken to make their games more accessible. And again in our Bars segment, we keep the conversation going, discussing how accessibility can inform your approach to getting a good drink in town, as well as the choices you make when working behind the bar.
It’s spoooOOOoOoOoOOOooky time on Bikers, Dice, and Bars! We decided to be cliche and do our first ever Halloween-themed episode, accompanying our talk with a variety of pumpkin beers from the great Pacific Northwest. In our Bike Talk segment, we talk about how to effectively ride on Halloween, including costume ideas, costume no-nos, and other tips. In our game talk, we talk about techniques for effectively instilling true fear in horror-based video games. In our Bar Talk segment, we share stories of working the industry on Halloween, among other bits of drunken tangential ramblings. Finally, we close out with Jacob’s recent “pumpkin carving” stories.
For our sixteenth main-program episode, we’re jamming on a fairly massive variety of Oktoberfest-styled beers, about half of which are from the Oregon area and the other half from Germany. In our first segment, Just Jacob guides us through a discussion about safety tips for riding in the coming rain season here in the Pacific Northwest. In our Game Talk segment, NPC tells us about Virtual Tabletops (VTTs), including how they work, what you need, and some of the major options. Finally, in our Bar Talk segment, Poppy educates us on what Oktoberfest is and we all comment on the various drinks we’ve been imbibing throughout the recording.
We’re back with another Character Jam episode! In each of these episodes, we record ourselves drunkenly attempting to make characters for a new role-playing game. This time we’re tackling one of my all-time favorite games, “The Nightmares Underneath” by Johnstone Metzger. It’s yet another “retro” style of game – we apparently do a lot of these because they’re pretty simple to go through as a bunch of drunks. Enjoy!
This episode is all about “That Guy” we all know and hate (and have likely been at one point ourselves), and how not to be That Guy. Be it riding like an asshole, being a crappy sport at the gaming table, or failing to compose yourself properly at a bar, we talk about many of the variants of That Guy in our mutual hobbies, and how to step back from the precipice when you find yourself about to become him.
We’re once again joined by both Linsel and Poppy, this time to take a delightful romp through the character creation process of a charming new RPG called Pugmire. We drink a continuing variety of dog-themed beers and such, as we make a new pack of Good Dogs to go adventuring in this adorable anthropomorphic role-playing game. This is our longest episode yet, I do believe, but we had so much fun from beginning to end that it was difficult to cut anything at all!